On April 28, a notorious group of criminals called the “Msenti’s Gang” were arrested in Durban. They were wanted for a number of house robberies and business robberies in the Inanda and Durban North areas. Two unlicensed firearms, a 303 rifle and a 9mm pistol were also recovered from the suspects. The four men appeared in the Ntuzuma Magistrates Court on Tuesday, May 3 on charges of robbery and possession of unlicensed firearms.
Members of the Trio Task Team and Inanda Crime Prevention Unit embarked on an intelligence driven operation in KwaMashu and Ntuzuma aimed at tracing these thugs who terrorised the community of Inanda and the surroundings. The suspects were arrested in the KwaMashu and Ntuzuma areas. One of the firearms that was recovered from the men was taken from a police officer who was attacked and robbed of his service pistol at Ntuzuma earlier this year.
The KwaZulu-Natal Provincial Commissioner, Lieutenant General Mmamonnye Ngobeni applauded police for rounding up the gang. “I am elated that another criminal grouping is behind bars where they cannot terrorise innocent members of the community anymore. We hope that the community will play an active role by working with police to eradicated such thugs from society. We should not allow criminals to invade our neighbourhoods,” she said.